Golden rain tree grows in U.
Every year in August and September, short branches (about 18 inches long) begin turning yellow, die and drop from the tree. Sometimes green ones fall off.
The tree has only a few branches when it is young.
Dozens of these branches fall off every year. I have sprayed the tree with an insecticide during previous summers. Golden rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata), a deciduous tree native to northern China and Korea, produces feathery leaves and bright yellow summer blooms that resemble"golden rain" when they drop.
The Golden rain tree is known to tolerate urban city environments, and they can adapt to various soil types. This tree thrives in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9. At maturity, the Golden rain tree will grow to a height of 15 to 25 feet and spread to 15 to 25 feet. For those concerned about dropping flowers and seed pods, you might want to think Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Golden rain tree is known for its sprays of yellow flowers in summer. The flowers are followed by fruit that are air-filled capsules resembling Japanese lanterns.
The fruit changes from green to yellow and then to a fleshy, almost pink color. It has become a problem in some locations because it readily self-sows.
Sparsely branched small tree rounded form Fruits are dehiscent, papery, and 3-valved Stems also have prominent, shield-shaped leaf scars.
It flowers at an early age with and upright display of yellow flowers, a rare color in flowering trees. Its yellow color is inconsistent in the fall.
These summer blooms resemble a fireworks show. When the blooms are finished and the petals drop to the ground it resembles a"Golden Rain".